The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River. Story, Pics & Video

Before the days of trucks and trains, there was the log drive Although railroads and trucks had made the log drive an anachron­ism by 1949, when this story first ran, the method was still used. In the summer and winter in Idaho’s panhandle, lumberjacks floated logs in the river. In spring, they broke up the […]

This Ingenious System Brings Water to the Chinese Desert. Watch video here.

Although not as widely known as the Great Wall, the karez – and its vast maze of underground tunnels – is one of China’s most recognized ancient engineering feats. The air here has a matte gold colour, a reflection of the rugged, desert landscape. Far on the horizon, the peaks of the Tianshan Mountains shimmer, […]